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English Electric Single Bolster wagon no 1

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This short flat wagon was purchased from GEC at Stafford where it was the match wagon for an English Electric four-wheeled battery electric shunting locomotive, number EE788, which was preserved at Foxfielduntil it moved to the Preston Steam Railway. It is only 14'5" long with a 7'6" wheelbase, and a steel plate floor. From its hybrid construction there are signs of an internal use only wagon probably built by W E Dinham & Sons of Stafford. Arriving at Foxfield by road on 13 September 1986, it was very rapidly put to use carrying track materials. More recently it has been stored at the extremity of the former Bank Top Branch siding at Dilhorne Park, carrying a large water tank. It still carries the yellow livery with black lettering that it last wore at GEC, indeed a paint date reveals it was last painted on 4 July 1959! It awaits restoration.

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